Juicing – Why would I want to try it?

So you all cheer members – I will contact you hoping to collect some first-hand information. I can't think of a better way to get honest opinions and suggestions. This morning my daughter introduced me to make juice. We had a discussion about making juice during breakfast when I was talking about reducing prednisone and looking for natural ways to reduce inflammation. In addition to PMR, I also have osteopenia and I am supposed to take 1200 mg of calcium a day, which presents me with a few challenges. We stopped at the supermarket on the way back to her house and grabbed all the ingredients to make some ginger juice for inflammation (2 large oranges and some ginger root) and red cabbage juice to help with constipation (2 cups of red cabbage, 3 apples, 2 oranges , 1 lime and a bag of carrots). They went in the juicer! She poured the juice into 18 oz glass jars for me to take home and keep in the fridge.

Make juice

What have I learned so far? When I got home, I poured about 4 oz of red cabbage juice into a glass and filled it with about 1 oz or more ginger juice. I learned not to use much of the ginger juice in my drink, because it has a bit of a feeling on the tongue and throat. The red cabbage juice tastes much better than I thought – better than my breakfast smoothie. My plan was to use a bit of both in my breakfast smoothie and reduce the amount of fruit, but add the greens (kale, spinach, arugula, etc.) to a blender with the juice.

Questions for everyone who wants to share:

– Has juicing helped you?
– What tips or favorite recipes can you share? and how do they help?

I look forward to hearing from you!

John

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